Bridgewater – A Bridgewater State University student was seriously injured after being struck while crossing Plymouth Street and then struck again by a second vehicle while the driver of the first vehicle was assisting the victim, police said.
Catrina Martins, 21, of 15 Higher St., Ludlow, was crossing Plymouth Street near the intersection of Burrill Avenue at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 1 when she was struck by a vehicle operated by Michael Holbrook, 29, of 154 Union St., Holbrook, police said.
Holbrook stopped his vehicle to tend to the victim, police said.
As he was assisting the victim in the roadway, both he and the victim were struck by a second vehicle operated by Miriam Sevigny, 69, of 72 Mill St., Pembroke.
Both victims were transported to Brockton Hospital. Martins sustained serious injuries and was listed in stable condition by Brockton Hospital and was subsequently transported to Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
Holbrook’s injuries were less severe, police said.
Martins, a Bridgewater State University student presently residing at 34 Goodwin St., was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident, police said.
The Massachusetts State Police reconstruction team was notified. No charges were filed as of press time. The accident is under investigation by Bridgewater police officers Robert Bailey and Joseph Demoura.
Martins was listed in serious condition on Monday, Dec. 6, according to Tufts spokesperson Nicole Bump.